Series Review: Love in the City by Steph Nuss

Book One – Wanted By You 



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Carter was captivated by Ellyson Evans the moment he laid eyes on her,
but she was the one girl who didn’t beg for his attention.
He wanted her.
Ellyson vowed to never fall in love, because love can destroy you,
but then she met Carter Jennings.
She wanted him.
Unwilling to risk their comfortable friendship, neither confessed their desires.
Losing touch after college, a chance meeting reconnects them.
They want each other.
But love in the city is never quite that easy.

 My Rating:


5 hearts

Favorite Quotes:

“Every time he moved, the invigorating, crisp scent of his soap drifted along with him, sending my nostrils into nosgasms breathing him in.”

“He held me in his arms like I was weightless.  Like gravity had no effect on me, and if he let go, I’d float around like an astronaut in space.”

“He made me love drunk.”

“It’s been awhile since yours truly had her boat rocked, but I remember what it’s like being young and in love and not being able to keep your hands to yourself.  Don’t you dare try to cool that down, because one day your bodies will betray you.  You’ll need pills to get your buddy up and she’ll need lube to make her slide slippery.  Trust me Carter, take advantage of your body’s performance now because it will only go downhill from here.”


My Review:

This book is perfection.  It has all my favorite reading elements, and then some.  It is well written, entertaining, a second chance romance, epic love, thoughtful and tender consideration of each other, deliciously steamy love scenes, interesting and friendly secondary characters, clever humor, and very little conflict or angst among the main characters.  There is conflict… always is in life… but at least most of it is not between the two lovers.  I totally appreciate a story where the main characters are reveling in each other and enjoying their time together, rather than fighting their feelings or attraction.  There are poignant moments that had me sobbing, although I was usually smiling with contentment and humming with satisfaction.  I feasted on this book and wasn’t willing to put it down.  In truth, I only stopped when my kindle put itself down during those periods I accidentally fell into unconsciousness.  I adored it and cannot wait to start the next one in the series, which I hope will continue into infinity.

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Book Two –   Fantasized By You


Celebrity fashion designer, Harper Jennings is only months away from turning thirty, and her dream of living a happily ever after has yet to come true.

She’s given up on her fantasy.
Personal trainer and gym owner, Maverick Jones isn’t thrilled about having a designer mentoring in his new clinic, but after meeting the brunette beauty face-to-face, he dreams of having his way with her.
He’s ready to turn his fantasy into reality.
But when their fantasies collide, love in the city becomes more complicated than they ever imagined.

My Rating:

5 hearts


Favorite Quotes:

 “He turned me inside out with one simple kiss, one swipe of his tongue, something no man had ever done, and in that moment, I wanted so much more from him than just a kiss.  I wanted everything.” “She was just more.  And, for the first time in my life, I wanted more.” “When I kissed you for the first time, I knew I wanted you to be the last woman I ever kissed for the rest of my life.”

My Review:

 Another hit out of the ballpark!  Swoon, I am in love and totally wanting to fan-girl Steph Nuss.  I adore her writing.  Another lovely, well written, entertaining, and sensual love story.  I cannot wait to see who the next book in the series will focus on, but I suspect it will have something to do with a couple that meet on New Year’s Eve.  There was a nice set-up for that anyway 😉   I hope I am paying attention when book 3 comes out.

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Book Three – Pleasured By You 
Expected Release Date: January 20th, 2015
The Love in the City series continues with Bayler and Fletcher’s story.
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Wanted By You (Love in the City, #1) (Currently Free)
Fantasized By You (Love in the City, #2)
Pleasured By You (Love in the City, #3)
Steph Nuss was born and raised in rural Kansas, where she currently resides with her black Labrador son named Gunner. She grew up with a passion for reading and writing. When she’s not immersed into the land of fiction, she enjoys listening to music that came before her time, watching movies and reruns of her favorite shows, and hanging out with her family and friends. She also has a bachelor’s degree in psychology that she’ll never use…unless she’s profiling her characters of course.

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